As Covid-19 continues to devastate lives and put culture making on “hold”, artists and presenters are adapting and finding innovative ways to produce work and find audiences.
From Rajasthani folk, to genre-bending musical fusion, and goonda rap, this issue of Rungh focuses on music with a look at new work by Mohamed Assani, Ruby Singh and Cartel Madras.
New poetry by Mercedes Eng and Irfan Ali is reviewed, as is Mountain Standard Time's video series Bodily Response which includes the personal as public stage, singing to cows, ayurvedic cooking, Lakota ceremonial baking, and beadwork that honours mass shooting victims on Mi'kmaq territory.
The Artist Run Centre (and this issue's banner art) features work from Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny, a celebration of Queer Chinese diasporic culture.
Rungh, socially distanced, but always curious. Stay healthy!